When Jesus arrived at that meaningful last Passover, he knew what fate awaited him. A terrible death lay before him in order to give his life as a ransom for man’s redemption.
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Verse 6 requires a little more examination. “This is he that came by water [baptism] and blood [crucifixion, death], even Jesus Christ.” Jesus began his ministry with water baptism. At that time, John the Baptist made a startling announcement, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Earlier John had said he was not worthy to stoop down and unloose the latchet of Messiah’s shoes (Mark 1:7). The start of Jesus’ earthly ministry was quickly noised abroad in Jewry. “Water” was the start of his ministry, and “blood” was the conclusion of his ministry, when he died on the Cross. Both events were startling, and both were accompanied by signs.